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From The Language Of Letting Go

Emotional Balance

The goal of recovery is balance - that precious middle ground.

Many of us have gone from one extreme to another: years of taking care of everyone but ourselves, followed by a time of refusing to focus on anyone's needs but our own.

We may have spent years refusing to identify, feel, and deal with our feelings, followed by a period of absolute obsession with every trace of emotional energy that passes through our body.

We may succumb to powerlessness, helplessness, and victimization, then we swing to the other extreme by aggressively wielding power over those around us.

We can learn to give to others while taking responsibility for ourselves. We can learn to take care of our feelings, as well as our physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We can nurture the quiet confidence of owning our power as equals in our relationships with others.

The goal of recovery is balance, but sometimes we get there by going to extremes.

Today, I will be gentle with myself, understanding that sometimes to reach the middle ground of balance, I need to explore the peaks and valleys. Sometimes, the only way I can extricate myself from a valley is to jump high enough to land on a peak, and then slowly ease myself down.

Easy Does it..Keep It Simple..Let Go and Let God..

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Wow, powerful post....Unfortunately, I think I have had to go to extremes to get there---Balance.  It has been the only way to loosen that area where I am stuck between and rock and a hard tree....trying to find the freedom from the trappings.     Taking something to an EXTREME sure is a good teacher.  It tells us where we don't want to be, and gives us the sense of where we want to be (balanced).  Live and Learn.

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